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by Consul
Wed Jan 30, 2008 7:13 pm
Forum: 100% Project Unrelated
Topic: Amp simulation and circuit modeling
Replies: 7
Views: 12919

Amp simulation and circuit modeling

I decided to break this off of a discussion in the "new engine" forum, as it was getting off-topic there. To summarize, I've been putting my mind to the problem of how to make a guitar amp simulator. The traditional methods are very difficult, and aren't really producing results that I would call fi...
by Consul
Wed Jan 30, 2008 6:36 pm
Forum: New Sampler Engine
Topic: The Ideas Collection
Replies: 46
Views: 63238

Re: The Ideas Collection

You know, I don't know why I'm so hot for an amp sim, as I'm really not much of a guitarist. It just sounds like an interesting challenge. Ultimately, I wouldn't mind trying my hand at modeling a Hammond Novachord. :D Everything you've said in your post makes me wonder if we shouldn't be thinking ab...
by Consul
Wed Jan 30, 2008 5:46 am
Forum: New Sampler Engine
Topic: The Ideas Collection
Replies: 46
Views: 63238

Re: The Ideas Collection

Oh, believe me, my attitude is anything but positive. I'm in the middle of a huge familial financial crisis, which leaves me unable to buy the software I want, which is what I'd rather do, to be honest. I'm diving head-first into making my own software because I feel I have no choice in the matter n...
by Consul
Tue Jan 29, 2008 4:48 pm
Forum: New Sampler Engine
Topic: The Ideas Collection
Replies: 46
Views: 63238

Re: The Ideas Collection

Then how does an application like Spice prevent that same issue from happening with its own models? Looks like i have the enthusiasm, but not the skill. Differential equation sets are beyond not only my abilities, but the abilities of all the people at the college I go to. This might have to wait un...
by Consul
Tue Jan 29, 2008 5:43 am
Forum: New Sampler Engine
Topic: The Ideas Collection
Replies: 46
Views: 63238

Re: The Ideas Collection

Something that would be a really important and useful tool, that I don't know whether or not it exists on Linux, is a deconvolver. This is an application that can output sine wave sweeps and white noise of various types out of the sound card, to be input into external gear, and the result recorded b...
by Consul
Tue Jan 29, 2008 3:09 am
Forum: General LinuxSampler Discussion
Topic: Sample library and synthesis musings
Replies: 16
Views: 13694

Sample library and synthesis musings

Probably the most important contribution I see myself making to the new project is the creation of sample libraries and associated patches. Lately, I've been really inspired by the videos of the new Spectrasonics synth, Omnisphere: http://www.spectrasonics.net/omnisphere_teaser/explore.html There ar...
by Consul
Mon Jan 28, 2008 5:16 pm
Forum: New Sampler Engine
Topic: The Ideas Collection
Replies: 46
Views: 63238

Re: The Ideas Collection

The thing is, a completely discrete simulation must be at least possible within the computer, as there are real-time versions of Spice that can accept an input signal and process it. It's might not be efficient, but that would be the interesting problem to crack, right? My dream is to have a library...
by Consul
Mon Jan 28, 2008 2:57 am
Forum: New Sampler Engine
Topic: The Ideas Collection
Replies: 46
Views: 63238

Re: The Ideas Collection

Hehe, well, the Music-DSP list just told me that circuit modeling is treated as a "closely-guarded secret" by those who know how to do it, as it is their living. Nevertheless, I did get some links to papers and some tips. I'm tempted to reply back and mention my aim is to make an open source library...
by Consul
Sat Jan 26, 2008 9:30 pm
Forum: New Sampler Engine
Topic: The Ideas Collection
Replies: 46
Views: 63238

Re: The Ideas Collection

I'm actually already subscribed, thanks. I was just musing. I'll get back on topic.

Although it's not completely off-topic, as I'm hoping some good tube and other circuit component models will serve to make some nice-sounding filters and the like.
by Consul
Sat Jan 26, 2008 6:33 pm
Forum: New Sampler Engine
Topic: The Ideas Collection
Replies: 46
Views: 63238

Re: The Ideas Collection

That amp sim is based on a cubic waveshaper. I'm hoping for a more complete component model. I've been reading a lot of old electronics theory texts that describe how tubes work and how to model them. Granted, those models are for design purposes, but it's something to build on. I've also been readi...